Entertainment

What’s going on in the Modesto region? A lot, here’s a look

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

ELVIS & ME: PRISCILLA PRESLEY ▪  Jan. 11

The original first lady of rock ’n’ roll tells about her teenage years, being romanced by Elvis, their marriage and life inside the gates of Graceland. 8 p.m. $29-$79.

ITZHAK PERLMAN ▪  Jan. 12

Reigning virtuoso of the violin. 8 p.m. Sold out.

J. COLEMAN & M. TAYLOR ▪  Jan. 13

Modesto Community Concert Association program with guitarist Meagan Taylor and pianist Jason Coleman. 3 p.m. $15-$30.

ZZ TOP ▪  Jan. 15

Classic rock band. 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

PABLO CRUISE ▪  Jan. 18

Classic rock band in benefit for Royal Family Kids' Camp. 8 p.m. $20-$55.

ANTHEM LIGHTS ▪  Jan. 19

Christian pop vocal group. 7:30 p.m. $19-$49.

PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO ▪  Jan. 20

Mexican singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles. 4 p.m. $59-$119.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ” ▪  Jan. 22-23

Touring production of the classic family musical. 7 p.m. $39-$99.

ANITA RENFROE ▪  Jan. 24

Musical comedy. 7:30 p.m. $19-$49.

JIM CURRY ▪  Jan. 25

Tribute to th music of the late John Denver. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49.

MARCELLA ARGUELLO ▪  Jan. 25

Comedian and Modesto native. 8 p.m. $25-$35.

The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.

www.galloarts.org.

MUSIC

UKULELE PLAY ALONG ▪  Ongoing

Funstrummers. 10:45 a.m.-noon Mondays. Modesto Senior Center, Bodem and Scenic. Free for seniors. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.

UKULELE JAM ▪  Ongoing

Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Telle Classrooms, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.

GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS ▪  Ongoing

Men’s barbershop-style a cappella chorus rehearsals. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. 209-524-6139.

RIVER LIGHTS CHORUS ▪  Ongoing

Women’s four-part a cappella chorus rehearsals, 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. 209-303-7053. www.riverlightschorus.com

TURLOCK SUNSHINE STRUMMERS ▪  Ongoing

Brief ukulele lessons and tips. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. 209-634-3311 or 209-667-2272.

FUNSTRUMMERS UKULELE BAND ▪  Ongoing

9:15 a.m.-noon Fridays at College Avenue Church 1341 College Ave,m Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216; www.Funstrummers.com

MUSIC AT THE FRUIT YARD ▪  Ongoing

Thursdays and Fridays, Sandy Maule. The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto. www.thefruityard.com

MUSIC AT THE BARKIN’ DOG ▪  Through Jan. 26

Jan. 11 David Dow and friends; Jan. 12, Modesto All Stars; Jan. 17 Modesto Downtown Art Walk; Jan. 18 Valley Jazz Company; Jan. 19 Gary Gervase Blues Band; Jan. 23 Ashman and Davis and friends; Jan. 26 Craig and Dave; Thursdays, David Dow and friends Jam session. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. 209-572-2341.

COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES ▪  Through April 14

Feb. 1-2, Big Band Jazz Festival; March 1-2, Vocal Jazz Festival featuring Kenny Washington, Matt Falker and Barbara Morrison; April 14, Johnny Valdes. 3 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theater.

THE QUITTERS ▪  Jan. 12

Guitar duo. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17-$20. www.westsidetheatre.org.

REDWOOD TANGO ENSEMBLE ▪  Jan. 13

Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. sundaysatcbs.com.

JOHN MCCUTCHEON CONCERT ▪  Jan. 15

Six-time Grammy-nominated folk musician performs benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center. 7 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. $10-$23. mccutcheonmodesto2019.brownpapertickets.com

FLEETWOOD MASK THE ULTIMATE FLEETWOOD MAC ▪  Jan. 19

Tribute band. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $25-$28. www.westsidetheatre.org.

JESSE CHRISTIAN HENDRICKS ▪  Jan. 19

Guitarist. Part of the Red Tie Arts Winter Nights at the Museum series. 6:30 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. www.redtiearts.org.

MIKE VAX WORKSHOP ▪  Jan. 22

Trumpet artist will hold a free workshop/clinic in the Modesto Junior College Recital Hall on Stoddard Avenue. This event is open to the public, 4-5:30 p.m.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS” ▪  Jan. 11-24

Explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18. $9-$11.

FILM: “ZABARDAST” ▪  Jan. 19

Travel diary of Freeride expedition into the heart of the Karakoram range. 7 p.m. $11

FILM: “COOL HAND LUKE” ▪  Jan. 20

Modesto Film Society. Luke Jackson, a prisoner in a Southern chain gang, is tested by sadistic guards and other inmates. 2 p.m. $9-$11.

FILM: “STAN AND OLLIE” ▪  Jan. 25-31

Portrait of the later years of Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams. $9-$11.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.

THEATER

“ON THE VERGE” ▪  Jan. 11-20

Eric Overmyer’s play is a romping meditation on the outer and inner frontiers of the human condition. 8 p.m. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10-$25.

“THE LION KING” ▪  Jan. 25-26

Hickman Honor Choir production. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26. Hughson High Auditorium, 7419 E. Whitmore Ave., Hughson. $5. 209-322-9719.

“BULLSHOT CRUMMOND” ▪  Jan. 4-20

Playhouse Merced presents parody of a classic British detective movie. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. $10-$22. 209-725-8587.

ART

ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪  209-777-0129

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.

BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪  209-572-2341

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪  209-918-6627

Through March, landscape and portrait artwork of Carolyn Huff. Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪  209-529-3369

Through Feb. 1, “Abstracts and Valley Impressions.” Through January, works by featured member artist, Eva Hass. Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St. Modesto. Free. ccaagallery.org

CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL ▪  209-522-0935

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto.

www.thechartreusemuse.com.

DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS ▪  209-824-3678

Feb. 2-22, Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 12001 South Highway 99, Manteca.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MODESTO ▪  209-526-6000

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1150 9th St., Modesto. modestoartwalk.com.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪  209-529-9303

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. modestoartwalk.com.

GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪  209-854-6455

Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “All that Glitters! Glasses, Bottles, Jars and Collectables.” Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. 397 Fourth St. www.gustinehistoricalsociety.org.

HART LANE STUDIO ▪  209-480-6950

Ongoing, Mary A. Scheinuck, Waldemar “Walt” Scheinuck and other California artists. Gallery hours: Open by appointment. 18091 Hart Lane, Manteca.

McHENRY MUSEUM ▪  209-577-5366

Ongoing, exhibits of a county recorder’s office, a general store and a re-created blacksmith shop. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.

PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪ 

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.

RALSTON’S GOAT ▪  209-549-9413

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1001 10th St., Modesteo. modestoartwalk.com.

REMEMBER WHEN ▪  209-544-1385

Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.

STANISLAUS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ▪  209-525-5130

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1418 J St., Modesto.

STILL SMOKING ▪  209-574-0681

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto.

TRESETTI’S WORLD CAFFE ▪  209-572-2990

Jan. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 927 11th St., Modesto.

TREWIN FRAMERY ▪  209-818-6004

Through Jan. 7, “Pursuit of Light X” by Chella. Reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.

UNIQUE BOUTIQUES ▪  209-523-3000

Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Suite A, Modesto.

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪  Ongoing

Folk dancing lessons, beginners welcome. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-480-0387.

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪  Saturdays

Community-based ukulele strum and singalong. Open to all ages and skill levels, as well as other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Free. www.turlockukejamz.org.

“HOT OFF THE PRESS: CONTEMPORARY PRINTS” ▪  Through Jan. 27

Juried exhibition of contemporary prints, highlighting a variety of techniques and exploring personal and universal themes. $5

CALL FOR ENTRIES ▪  Through Feb. 3

For “The Fine Art of Pastels,” a juried exhibition to highlight technical aspects and spirit inherent in this medium. Exhibition will be on view from March 27–May 26.

“VALLEY FOCUS” ▪  Through March 17

Works by Cheryl Barnett & Dan Petersen in the Ferrari Gallery. $5 general admission. Reception for the artists Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.

www.carnegieartsturlock.org.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH ▪  800-752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.

THUNDER VALLEY ▪  877-468-8777

1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com.

JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪  800-822-9466

March 22, Vince Neil; April 7, Alan Parsons Live Project; May 12, Robin Trower. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.

www.jacksoncasino.com.

RED HAWK CASINO ▪  888-573-3495

1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.

CACHE CREEK ▪  800-772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com.

BLACK OAK CASINO ▪  877-747-8777

Jan 11, Neon Players; Jan. 12, Fresh; Jan. 17, Harvest Gold; Jan. 18, ’60s Summer of Love; Jan. 19, Hipper Than Hip. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.

CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪  866-794-6946

711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.

COMEDY

FELIPE ESPARZA ▪  Jan. 26

Comedian. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. 7:30 p.m. $34.50-$49.50 www.turlocktheatre.org

FOOD & FUN

M.P.P.A. MARINATED CRAB FEED DINNER/DANCE ▪  Jan. 19

All-you-can-eat marinated crab, pasta, salad, garlic bread, wine and soda. Dinner 5-9 p.m., dance 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. California Ballroom 432 6th St., Modesto. $55. For tickets call 209-505-3624.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CRAB FEED ▪  Jan. 19

Twain Harte Soroptimist presents its annual event with homemade clam chowder, cheesy pasta, Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls, dessert and fresh Dungeness crab; no-host wine and beer booth wity sodas and water. 5:30 p.m. Tuolumne Memorial Hall, 19375 Fir Avenue, Tuolumne. $50. www.twainhartesoroptimist.org or 209-928-1616.

CRAB FEED ▪  Jan. 19

West Modesto Community Collaborative offers crab, tri-tip, no-host bar, music, auctions and more. 6:30 p.m. Veterans Foundation Event Hall, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $50. 209-522-6902.

CRAB FEED AND TRI-TIP DINNER ▪  Jan. 19

Crab, tri-tip, pasta, garlic bread, salad. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. $50. 209-537-6651.

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS ▪  Ongoing

Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays. Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1, Modesto. 209-526-5868.

www.cafvalleysquadron.org.

AIRCRAFT DISPLAY ▪  Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. 209-620-6312.

MCHENRY MANSION TOURS ▪  Ongoing

Open for tours Sunday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 15th and I Streets, Modesto. Free. 209-549-0428

AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪  Ongoing

10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youths 6-17; free age 5 and under. 209-723-2178.

REO SPEECH TRAIN, TOASTMASTERS ▪  Ongoing

6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. 209-342-7358.

OAKDALE WOMEN’S CLUB ▪  Ongoing

Meeting and lunch open to all women in the valley. First Tuesdays, noon-2:30 p.m. Oakdale Country Club, North Stearns Road, Oakdale. $16. 209-848-2231.

TOASTMASTERS SUPPER CLUB ▪  Ongoing

For speakers of all levels. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave. Modesto.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪  Ongoing

First Sundays. 1:30 p.m. Scout Hall 4717 Elm St., Denair. 209 883 1663

ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY ▪  Ongoing

7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.

IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY ▪  Ongoing

7 p.m. third Fridays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.

TOASTMASTERS ▪  Ongoing

Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. second, third and fourth Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org.

TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS ▪  Ongoing

7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson. 209-384-7128 or 209-631-9458.

TOASTMASTERS WINNING WITH WORDS ▪  Ongoing

Noon-1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays. Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-390-6607.

SUPER SINGLES ▪  Ongoing

Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CAGE BIRD CLUB ▪  Ongoing

Third Sunday. 1 p.m. Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, 3800 Cornucopia Suite B, Modesto.

BUNKO NITE ▪  Ongoing

Presented by Oakdale Grange No. 435. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. second Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $10. 209-556-8524 or 209-838-7421.

MODESTO REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED ▪  Ongoing

Lunch and speaker, open to women and men. Second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Lunch $16. 209-567-3399.

WRITERS GROUP MEETING ▪  Ongoing

Sonora Writers Group. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Call for location. 209-734-8097.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪  Ongoing

First Sundays. 1:30 p.m. Mobile Home Park clubhouse, 1400 N. Tully Road Turlock. 209 883 1663

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ▪  Ongoing

Society meets to instruct, inform and educate members in the techniques of research. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. 209-526-5009.

CAMELLIA SOCIETY ▪  Ongoing

Monthly meeting. 1:30 p.m. second Sundays. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall, 16th and G streets, Modesto. Free. 209-522-0147.

STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪  Jan. 12

Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crocheting – anything fiber related. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library in Sonora. Visitors are welcome. www.mlwsguild.org.

WHIST CARD PARTY ▪  Jan. 21

The Brotherhood of St Anthony invites the public to event. 1 p.m. St. Stanislaus Church Hall, 8th and K streets, Modesto. $3 to play.

MODESTO AREA PARTNERS IN SCIENCE PROGRAMS ▪  Jan. 25

Ian C. Faloona (UCDavis) will speak on “Agriculture is a Major Source of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Pollution in California.” Ian’s research group investigates how trace gas emissions in marine and terrestrial boundary layers mix, disperse, and ultimately influence the Earth's climate. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall 132. Free.

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